UK Headteachers

Why School Leader Well-being Must Become A Priority

Viv Grant | Posted 18.09.2017 | UK
Viv Grant

The last few years have seen schools place a growing emphasis on pupil well-being. This has in part been due to increasing numbers of teachers and ...

Our Education Systems Must Explore Human Prejudice From The Very Beginning

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK
Shaun Dellenty

A new academic year! An exciting time ripe with possibilities and promise. It is vital that schools get these all important first days in our educatio...

Headteacher Sends Kids Home With Letter Slamming Parents For Fuelling Bad Behaviour

SWNS | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Parents

A headteacher has sent her pupils home with a letter blaming their parents for unruly kids “ruining” the school. Louise McGowan, who is due to lea...

Headteachers Band Together Against Theresa May's Grammar School Plans

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Ministers’ plans to allow more grammar schools to open are facing fresh opposition after a group of headteachers joined together to raise their conc...

Schools Are a Great Place to Support Children's Mental Wellbeing... But They Can't Do It Alone

Catherine Roche | Posted 20.11.2016 | UK
Catherine Roche

Over the past couple of years, we have seen progress and more recognition for children's mental health, along with the vital role that schools play in early intervention.

LGBT Schools and the Failure of our Education System to Support LGBT Youth

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shaun Dellenty

Aim for inclusion not segregation, acceptance not tolerance and be warm in praise of those who spot young people at risk and hold out a hand to help, we absolutely need more of that in the world about now.

Young Women Taught 'Raising Children More Important Than Career'

PA | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A generation of girls is still being brought up to believe that raising children is more important than their own ambitions, a leading headmistress wa...

Why Can We Not Talk About Teacher Suicide?

Julian Stanley | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Julian Stanley

So why should a Headteacher death such as this one take such a lowly position in the news agenda? Why is such a story deemed less important than teachers "sneaking off" to enjoy a social life? Do newspaper editors think articles criticising teachers are that much more appealing?

Anti-Bullying Week: Reflection, Celebration and Child Protection‏

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Shaun Dellenty

Waking up at 3am on a Sunday morning to find a message from an ex-pupil congratulating me on entering the Independent on Sunday Pink List was an unexpected experience, as was reading that I was 'much nominated' and that pupils had voted for me.

Ex-Primary School Head Raped Under-Age Girl

PA | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK

A former primary school headmaster has been jailed for 15 years after he was convicted of raping and indecently assaulting an under-age girl. Malco...

Failed Heads Appointed As Ofsted Inspectors

PA | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Former failing headteachers have been recruited by Ofsted to inspect schools, it was reported on Tuesday. Governors and ex-school secretaries have ...

Former Head Charged With Defrauding School

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The former headteacher and deputy head of a school at the centre of claims of financial mismanagement have been charged with fraud. Sir Alan Davies...

Heads Need Parents' Backing To Challenge Government, Says Union

PA | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Headteachers must win the backing of parents rather than simply striking if they are to challenge government policies effectively and promote their ow...

Heads May Boycott Controversial Reading Tests

PA | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Headteachers could boycott the Government's controversial new reading test for six-year-olds if it is used "as a stick to beat schools with", a union ...

'Racist' School Sent Mother Hindi Letter 'Because She Had Asian Surname'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A school has been accused of racism after it sent a mother a letter in Hindi - even though she could not speak the language. Raheela Ahmed, whose d...

Pupil Premium Used To Plug School Budget Cuts, Heads Warn

PA | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Schools are being forced to use the Government's flagship pupil premium to plug cuts to their budgets, headteachers are warning. More than four-fif...

Shallow Society Is Alienating Children, Warns Head

PA | Posted 30.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Children risk becoming "alienated" in a society that values material success and achievement above all else, a leading headteacher is warning. Youn...

Hundreds Of Heads Earning Above £100k

PA | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Around 700 school leaders are earning six-figure salaries, official figures show. Data published by the Department for Education reveals that 200 h...

Schools Are The 'Last Bastions' Defending Children From Poor Role Models And Reality TV

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Schools are the "last bastions" of traditional values in a culture where children are increasingly faced with poor role models, school leaders said on...

Headteachers Treated Like Football Managers, Claims Union

PA | Posted 23.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Rising numbers of headteachers are being treated like football managers - facing the sack if they fail to deliver good results, a union claimed on Fri...

School Reforms May Cause More Than Two Thirds Of Heads To Quit

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

School reforms may cause more than two thirds of secondary school headteachers to leave the profession, according to a survey. Ministers' attitudes...

Head Quits After Mother Stabbed In Head In Front Of Primary School Pupils

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A headteacher has quit a Brixton primary school less than a month after a parent was stabbed in the head in front of horrified pupils. Sally Hindl...

Outrage After Head Asks Pupils To Wear Slippers At School To Protect Carpet

PA | Posted 06.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A headteacher has asked her pupils to wear slippers at school to prevent the "beautiful" new carpets from being ruined by muddy feet. A letter sent...

Gove Scraps Government Homework Guidelines

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Headteachers will be given greater freedom over how much homework to set after Michael Gove announced he would be scrapping government guidelines. ...

Lucy Sherriff

Gove: 'We Are Marching Towards Gunfire' | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The department for education is "marching towards the sound of gunfire", Michael Gove told a room of MPs, journalists and public figures on Tuesday, b...